Mikhail Vedernikov was born March 7, 1975 in Vyborg, Leningrad Oblast. In 1998 Graduated the North-West branch of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. Since 2000 – first deputy of Molodezhnoe Edinstvo in Lenigradsky oblast In 2001 – 2005 – deputy of the Vyborg Township municipality From 2007 to 2010 – deputy head and first deputy head of the Edinaya Rossiya regional executive committee of Leningradsky Oblast March 2010 to December 2012 – advisor to the department of internal policies, head of the department of Southern and Northern Caucasus relations in the Presidential Domestic Policy Directorate. December 2012 to February 2017 – deputy plenipotentiary representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Northern Caucasus Federal District Since February 2017 – deputy plenipotentiary representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the North-Western Federal District October 12, 2017 – appointed Acting Governor of Pskov Region September 17, 2018 appointed Governor of Pskov Region. Awarded honorary certificate and certificate of appreciation from the President of the Russian Federation.
President, Chairman of the Management Board, MTS
Vyacheslav Nikolaev was appointed First Vice President for Customer Experience & Marketing in August 2019, having earlier served as Vice President for Marketing beginning in June 2017. Vyacheslav first joined the Company in 2004 and has held a number of senior positions in marketing and commercial management, including as B2B Director from 2011–2017 and before that as Group Director for Commercial Control, as well as Director of MTS Russia. Before joining MTS, Vyacheslav worked as a supervising telecoms analyst, leading the sector research teams at Trust and Renaissance Capital. Vyacheslav began his professional career in 1997 as a consultant at European Public Policy Advisers (UK) and J'son and Partners (Sweden). Vyacheslav was born in 1970. He graduated from the Faculty of Computational Mathematics & Cybernetics at Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1993.
“Digital economy is a new paradigm for the development of the state, the economy and society.”
To participants, organizers, and guests of the 24th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
Welcome to the 24th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
Over the years, the Forum has been a place to discuss the most pressing issues facing both the Russian Federation as well as global economies. This year’s event will be no different, with participants including leading government figures; senior executives from major corporations and financial institutions; renowned experts; and pioneering entrepreneurs. The need for open, constructive dialogue is particularly evident today. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all countries across the globe, and has severely restricted international ties. It is vital to work together as we forge a path to recovery. Other socioeconomic issues such as poverty relief, improving education opportunities, expanding employment and prospects for labour markets, as well as addressing violations of fair competition principles also require careful attention.
We must now endeavour to build equal, constructive partnerships between members of the global community and expand business ties on a number of levels to effectively tackle today’s critical global challenges and achieve sustainable development. We have long worked towards these ends through the Eurasian Economic Union, which has promoted principles of free trade, and facilitated mutually beneficial investments and common technological development. The Russian Federation is also interested in closer economic, scientific, and technical cooperation with partners in other regions. We are ready to share our experience in areas such as healthcare and digitalisation, and to work with partners to build better telecommunications, energy, and transport infrastructure. We also recognize the importance of creating effective frameworks to cooperate in addressing key issues facing the environment and climate.
I firmly believe that the agreements reached at the Forum will contribute to the development of international relations and facilitate the implementation of new economic projects for the benefit of all our countries and peoples.
I wish you a productive, rewarding and successful event.